London’s softcore-psych quartet CHILDCARE invite you on a wellness adventure with their debut album Wabi-Sabi, which includes lead single ‘Champagne Brain’.
Wabi-Sabi takes the listener on a self-healing quest of discovery; from dosings of Dr Dre in ‘Omega Grey’ and cross-dressing experimentation in ‘Getting Over You’, to psychedelic freak-out ‘Magazines’. This is what healing guitar music should sound like; fresh, escapist and with just a hint of the transcendental.
The album is just one part of CHILDCARE’s Get Well Soon project; a multi-faceted wellness mission to make us all that little bit better through Personal Glory retreats, lavender scratch ’n’ sniff vinyl, scented bath bombs and ‘woah-man’ workshops.
‘Champagne Brain’ perfectly encapsulates one of the album’s key themes – a struggle to be better.
Ed Cares said about the single: “Champagne Brain is what happens when I have too much fun. This song follows the journey of my misdemeanours from temptation to acceptance and ﬁnally, release.”
Talking about the album, Ed adds: “’Wabi-Sabi’ is a Japanese world view which considers true beauty to be imperfect and incomplete. Despite the many reviews from highbrow publications we get as a band, e.g. “I can’t imagine CHILDCARE to be any more perfect or complete” [myindieband.com] we are in fact fallible human beings, just like you. This album is therefore a reflection of the journeys we’ve been on to better ourselves and we hope that in combination with all that the Get Well Soon project has to offer, you can be feel better too.”
Since drummer Glyn Daniels left the band earlier this month, they have brought on David in his place.